Mission, Goals and Objectives

 

Mission

Maine Media Workshops + College educates and inspires visual artists and storytellers. The school delivers degree and certificate programs, workshops, intensives, and cooperative labs geared to students pursuing creative work in fine arts and media-related professions. MMW+C is a welcoming community that provides lifetime opportunities to explore the practice and concepts of media arts in photography, filmmaking, design and book arts as well as the converging applications of these dynamic media forms. MMW+C embraces historical processes as well as leading-edge technologies in image making and narrative expression. MMW+C is committed to fostering creativity, culture, and human communication in the world.


Goals
The goals of Maine Media Workshops and Maine Media College are:

  • to honor historical forms and practices while embracing new technologies and modes of creative expression.
  • to provide a focused educational experience distinguished by excellence in craftsmanship, creativity, and critical thinking.
  • to support the creation of exemplary work in a student’s chosen media.
  • to foster intellectual and artistic growth, academic success, collaboration, and community involvement.
  • to model professional practices and examine ethical responsibilities.


Objectives
The objectives of the Workshops support participants in:

  • exploring new modalities of expression in order to broaden their artistic range and creative experiences.
  • strengthening their skills and techniques.
  • engaging in dialogue with others in order to build relationships and communities that help to sustain their work in the future.
  • attending presentations, exhibitions and screenings that expose them to a range of artistic expression and practice.
  • celebrating creative expression and intensity of effort and collaboration within the Workshops community.


The objectives of the College Master of Fine Arts Program require students to:

  • exhibit the professional intensity and high standards of a terminal degree.
  • create exemplary work under the guidance of mentors that demonstrates growth in creative vision and enhances understanding of art making practices.
  • participate in critiques with members of the College community and strive for rigorous self-evaluation and growth.
  • demonstrate competence in interpretative analysis of creative work and in situating the work in appropriate historical, cultural and social contexts.

 
The objectives of the College Professional Certificate Program require students to:

  • create exemplary work under the guidance of the faculty that demonstrates artistic growth and strength of craft.
  • actively participate in critiques by members of the College community that lead to rigorous self-evaluation.
  • learn the historical, cultural and social relevance of their chosen media form.